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Unit 17 :
How to cook a Meal



 Learn how to prepare and cook your own meal.

Do you cook your own meal or do you usually order your foods?

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Read the following words or phrases with your tutor and use it in a sentence.

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  • teriyaki (n)
  • beef bowl (phr)
  • marinate(v)
  • sauce(n)
  • shred(v)
  • barbecue(adj)
  • spices(n)
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



I was thinking about cooking dinner tonight.

What do you want to make?

I’m not exactly sure.

 I wouldn’t mind a beef bowl.

How do I make that?

All it has is rice and teriyaki beef.

That sounds easy, but how do I make it?

First, you need to make some white rice.

Then what do I do?

Then you need to shred some beef and marinate it with teriyaki sauce.

Is there anything else I need to do?

Then you cook it up and eat it.

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Let’s Practice

Making a meal for it.In the first box, write the ingredients.and in the second box, draw it being prepared. 









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Dialogue 2

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



 I want to make dinner tonight.

What are you thinking of making?

I don’t have any idea what to cook.

How about making a barbecue chicken?

Can you tell me how to make it?

All it consists of is chicken.

But what do I have to do to prepare it?

All you have to do is marinate the chicken with soy sauce and other spices.

What do I do after that?

Then grill the chicken.

What else do I have to do?

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Let’s Practice

Rearrange the letters and complete sentences. Then answer the question.

  1. I want to eat spaghetti.   Pshtiaget
  2. I want to eat ___________________ . rceaimce
  3. I want to eat ___________________ . oespoatt
  4. I want to eat _____________ dlasa
  5. I want to eat ___________________ . occhotale
  6. I want to eat ___________________ . kihcne
  7. I want to eat ___________________ . llbmaetas
  8. I want to eat ___________________ . gges
  9. I want to eat ___________________ . chsenasdiw
  10. I want to eat ___________________ . ssuaaegs
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Share your ideas with your teacher.

  1. Are cooking shows popular in your country? Do you watch any cooking shows?
  2. What is the hardest thing to cook?
  3. What are some of the advantages of cooking your meals at home? How about the disadvantages?